NEWS: False Heads release new single Thick Skin from second album Sick Moon, and confirm most extensive UK and EU tour to date

The three band members of False Heads
Credit: False Heads

Trio False Heads have released new single ‘Thick Skin‘ which is produced by Frank Turner and taken from their second album Sick Moon which is set for release on 30 September 2022 via Scruff of the Neck Records.  It’s a angry vitriolic rant at the current political climate and the incessant hopelessness and rage that bubbles over on social media. With the current political turbulent times, expressing frustrations and crushing disappointment in music is just one outlet to vent, and that’s exacting what False Heads have done here. Speaking of the new track frontman Luke Griffiths explains: 
“’Thick Skin’ is about how much I f****** hate the current political discourse. To me, politics seems to be completely and utterly middle-class from left to right — class has been seemingly removed from a lot of left-wing politics.

It’s also about social media politics. That kind of rage and vitriol is some form of lashing out for mental health problems and it’s like a form of addictive behaviour. I understand this, dealing with depression and having a history of drug abuse, and I understand how difficult it is to not let that rage inside you come out in vicious ways. But I just feel like social media has allowed a million different forms of religion, nationalism and tribalism to be completely normalised. Our brains are rotting and there is no hope, and every time I feel like there is I’m stung again.” 

Thick Skin‘ is the third single taken from their second album following ‘Day Glow‘ and ‘Mime The End‘. Sick Moon is produced by Frank Turner at his home studio and arrives this September.  Expanding on the album Luke adds:
“The album is just a pure expression of everything I’ve felt and feel. It’s pure rage, isolation, and alienation, yet also sarcastic and hopefully sprinkled with a bit of humour. It’s a stream of consciousness I used to deal with my struggles with depression, insomnia, anxiety, and issues with substance abuse. 

It’s also about how often the external world seems to parallel and affect your internal struggle . I get trapped into a cycle of apathy and suffocation with the idea of eternalism and eternal recurrence: maybe we have no free will and maybe we do all of this again and again, forever. Humans aren’t meant to have access to every piece of information on the planet at once. I’ve felt frustration over the last five years in the music industry; rock and pop music have become an endeavour for kids from super-rich families or kids from parents already in the industry.”

Formed in 2015 False Heads are Luke Griffiths (guitar/vocals), Jake Elliot (bass) and Barney Nash (drums).

Fore more information on False Heads check out their facebook and website.

False Heads will be heading out on their most extensive UK and European tour to date from October 2022 in support of second album Sick Moon. Full dates and details below: 


31 – Y Not? Festival, Derbyshire 

01 – Muther’s Studio, Birmingham
02 – World Headquarters, Newcastle
04 – Hug and Pint, Glasgow
05 – The Grand Social, Dublin 
06 – Voodoo, Belfast
07 – Monroe’s Live, Galway
11 – Bodega, Nottingham
12 – Venn St Social, Huddersfield
13 – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
14 – Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield
17 – The Exchange, Bristol
18 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
19 – 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth
20 – Oslo, London
21 – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
26 – Neues Schauspiel
27 – Backstage Cub, Stuttgart
28 – Yard Club, Cologne
31 – Headcrach, Hamburg

1 – Cassiopeia, Berlin
2 – Melkweg, Amsterdam

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